March on Washington

March on Washington

On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people participated in a march on Washington to promote jobs and equal rights. It was an inspirational demonstration for freedom that served as a catalyst for the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.  The event also served as the platform for Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Postal Service issued a stamp representative of the struggle for equal rights. Designed with the images of marchers against the background of the Washington Monument, the stamp is an example of the strength and determination of the human spirit.

This stamp is the third in the 2013 civil rights series. Previous stamps issued earlier this year in the set include the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 100th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ birth.

Additional information about the stamp and the March on Washington can be found here.



  1. Why is there a line thru Forever?

  2. Jonn

     /  September 18, 2013

    USPS doesn’t want people making copies of the stamp and slapping them on envelopes.

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